On Broadway, the Art of Adornment

Given the scarcity of space in Manhattan, New Yorkers often imagine vast possibilities for places that others would consider suitable for a walk-in closet. That was what happened two years ago, when Karen Davidov found a one-room office on the eighth floor at 1239 Broadway, downstairs from the studio where she works with her architect…

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Shopping for Accessory Storage

If you don’t wear all of your jewelry and accessories round the clock — and all at the same time — you need somewhere to store them. But not all storage methods are equally kind to treasured pieces. “We definitely see people who will just throw a chain into a bag, and it turns into…

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Half of Us Face Obesity, Dire Projections Show

Climate change is not the only source of dire projections for the coming decade. Perhaps just as terrifying from both a health and an economic perspective is a predicted continued rise in obesity, including severe obesity, among American adults. A prestigious team of medical scientists has projected that by 2030, nearly one in two adults…

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The Marketing of Stimulants for Children With A.D.H.D.

Whenever I write about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — whether I’m writing generally about the struggles facing these children and their families or dealing more specifically with medications — I know that some readers will write in to say that A.D.H.D. is not a real disorder. They say that the rising numbers of children taking…

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Coronavirus Epidemic Reaches Bleak Milestone, Exceeding SARS Toll

BEIJING — The coronavirus epidemic in China surpassed a grim milestone on Sunday with a death toll that exceeds that of the SARS outbreak 17 years ago, a development that coincided with news that World Health Organization experts might soon be in the country to help stanch the crisis. The outbreak has killed at least…

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As Deaths Mount, China Tries to Speed Up Coronavirus Testing

Dr. Zhang Xiaochun, who works in a hospital in Wuhan, was in dismay. Her patient had been running a fever for nine days, and a CT scan showed signs of pneumonia — symptoms of the new coronavirus sweeping across the central Chinese city. But a test to confirm the diagnosis would take at least two…

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A new cross-border science journalism initiative for Latin America

SEATTLE (Feb. 10, 2020) — InquireFirst is pleased to announce a new initiative to encourage crossborder reporting on science, health and the environment by Latin American journalists. A partnership with The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Department of Science Education, the Cross-Border Science Journalism Project will launch this month with the awarding of financial support…

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NCCN 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 years of NCCN

The NCCN 2020 Annual Conference: Celebrating 25 Years of NCCN is a three-day, in-person conference featuring more than 30 educational sessions on state-of-the-art practices in cancer care. Leading oncology experts will present on new and emerging therapies, controversies in treatment, and best practices in delivering oncology care. Join the conversation online with the hashtag #NCCN2020.…

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CCNY chemists develop safer hydrogenation processes

Safe and environmentally-friendly hydrogen gas on demand could be on the horizon following a new «hydrogenation» chemical process in development at The City College of New York. Led by Mahesh K. Lakshman, the research uniquely bypasses the need for an external source of hydrogen gas to accomplish a wide range of hydrogenations. It appears as…

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